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Version 1.8.2

DSpace 1.8.2 was officially released to the public on February 24, 2012.

DSpace 1.8.2 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

All DSpace 1.8.x users should upgrade to 1.8.2

Generally we recommend all DSpace 1.8.x users upgrade to DSpace 1.8.2 to receive several bug fixes. However, if you decide that none of the bug fixes are relevant for you then there is no urgent case for upgrading.


DSpace 1.8.2 is a bug fix release to resolve any issues located within DSpace 1.8.0 or DSpace 1.8.1. As it only provides bug-fixes, DSpace 1.8.2 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 1.8.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 1.8.x to 1.8.2.

This small bug fix release addresses a number of issues that have cropped up since 1.8.0 and 1.8.1. These issues include:

  • Several bug fixes to the AIP Backup & Restore tools
  • Increase default XMLUI upload limit to 2GB max
  • Fix issue with concurrent workflow task claiming in XMLUI
  • Additional bug fixes to Discovery & XMLUI

For upgrade instructions for 1.8.x to 1.8.2, please see Upgrading From 1.8 to 1.8.x.

No new features in DSpace 1.8.2

1.8.2 is a bug-fix only release. This means it includes no new features and only includes fixes for bugs which were found in the 1.8.0 release or 1.8.1 release.

For a list of all new 1.8 Features, please visit the DSpace Release 1.8.0 Notes.

Bug Fixes

A full list of all fixes that are in 1.8.2 can be found on the JIRA 1.8.2 Summary.

If ever there's an issue you'd like to see fixed, please volunteer to help us out! Just volunteer or add a patch to one of the issues in JIRA.

NOTE: See below for a list of all bugs currently fixed in the 1.8.2 codebase.


The following fixes were released in 1.8.2.

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Organizational Details

Release Coordination

  • Release Coordinator: Tim Donohue, DuraSpace

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Release Date: February 24, 2012.

Release Process will proceed according to the following Maven release process: Release Procedure

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